I got left on my own this weekend; The wife and kids went away and left me all alone! As much as I love them dearly, I'll admit that I've really enjoyed a little bit of me-time! Ha ha. I haven't left the house once! No, I tell a lie, I went to the shop on Saturday... when I ran out of beer! :-D
Actually, I think I might be suffering from a little bit of Cabin Fever... I can't seem to keep my mind on anything at the moment...
|Let's hope that this little guy made it back to his family...|
For the past couple of days, I've been eating well, watching films, drinking, listening to Ray Manzarek, surfing the internet, and generally loafing about. It's been great! This morning, I had planned to laze about some more but it wasn't to be. As I lay in bed I heard something odd going on in my back garden. From my window I could see that the neighbour's cat had got a rabbit. I hate that bastard cat! I jumped out of bed as quick as I could and rescued the rabbit! Yay for the little guy! I got the picture above and while I had my back turned it disappeared.
As I stood there in the garden in my underpants, hands on hips, feeling pretty good with myself. I realised that something else was odd. It took me a while to remember what it was. I'll be damned... If there wasn't a sun in the sky! :-O
(In case you're wondering... After a cold but beautiful day, it's snowing again! When will it end?)
|Look what I found in my freezer! This is a bag of chillis|
I grew a couple of years ago. I ate all of them for lunch
and now I don't feel so good. Actually, one was enough!
I decided there and then that today was going to be the day I finished my Sharkfin ukulele build! Brave words! Actually, I've been desperate to get outside and finish it. I quickly rushed back inside to find my new boiler suit.
Yep - you heard me right... Boiler suit! It's great! I've been wearing it all day. I'm still wearing it. And depending upon how things go tonight, I might even sleep in it! Ha ha... Of course I won't... well maybe only a little snooze...
|Check this out! It's me in my new boiler suit! It says "Environment Agency" on the|
breast pocket and the legs are way too long for me! I love it!
So eventually, after much arsing about, I did get down to doing some work on the Sharkfin. Let's pick up the story where I left off just before Christmas...
(As a worrying aside... I've taken to talking to the guinea pig. Is this a sign that I'm losing it?)
|I gave the Sharkfin another sanding down and then masked off the|
fretboard, saddle and end pin. Look at the state of my lawn in this
picture. There's more moss than grass! Keep your eyes on the ukulele...
|I strung up the uke in the garage and gave it three coats of a clear lacquer.|
Look at the mess in my garage! It just depresses me.
Keep your eyes on the ukulele...
|This is the lacquer I used, and see the|
tiny bottle of polish? That's the incredibly
expensive Jim Dunlop 65 I buffed it with.
And that's it... I've finished! The Sharkfin is complete! I bet you're wondering what it sounds like aren't you. So was I. I've pulled together a sound check for you. It's a little bit schizophrenic .. but if you can make it to the end, I'm sure it is worth the effort. Perhaps, when I have got used to human company, I will try again. Until then...
Update 1-Apr-2013: Easy come... easy go...